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The Uciniple Colony of Icotopia

“This too shall pass”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Balder

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The Uciniple Colony of Icotopia is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by Governor Erickson with a fair hand, and notable for its complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 6.443 billion Icotopians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Commerce, and Education. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Burien. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Information Technology industries.

The government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting, government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders, marketing departments of corporate giants compete to sponsor little league teams, and Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. Icotopia's national animal is the Mountain Lion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the Donued.

Icotopia is ranked 2,513th in Balder and 97,555th in the world for Most Cultured, scoring -1 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 13 days ago

  • 1 day 3 hours ago: Icotopia was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Fattest Citizens.
  • 5 days ago: Icotopia was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Lowest Unemployment Rates.
  • 8 days ago: Icotopia was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • 9 days ago: Icotopia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • 13 days ago: Icotopia fell out of the world Top 10% for Smartest Citizens.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Icotopia, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity.
  • 13 days ago: Following new legislation in Icotopia, marketing departments of corporate giants compete to sponsor little league teams.
  • 14 days ago: Icotopia was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • 15 days ago: Icotopia was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Icotopia, government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders.

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